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For Immediate Release November 15, 2016
Centennial Edition of Ginastera Piano Preludes
Twelve American Preludes

New York, NY – Carl Fischer Music announces the release of Doce Preludios Americanos, Op. 12 (Twelve American Preludes) (O5471 – Score – $15.99) by Alberto Ginastera.

Carl Fischer Music celebrates the Centennial of Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983) with this special publication of Doce Preludios Americanos (Twelve American Preludes), Op. 12. Alejandro Cremaschi (Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder) has meticulously prepared this edition, adding a preface as well as extensive performance and editorial notes. As an added bonus, Prof. Cremaschi has recorded the complete work, which is available as a free download with this publication. Newly engraved and full of added insight, this edition will be treasured by pianists and fans of Ginastera’s music alike.

Doce Preludios Americanos, Op. 12 is available now through Carl Fischer Music, or your favorite music retailer.

Born in Argentina on April 11, 1916, Alberto Ginastera led a very successful career as both composer and educator and is now widely considered to be one of the most influential composers of 20th-century classical music in the Americas. With an inclination towards Argentinian nationalistic styles and an eager ear for modern music, Ginastera developed a very unique voice drawing inspiration from composers as far flung as Juan Jose Castro, Luis Gianneo, Igor Stravinsky, and Béla Bartók. Ginastera also taught throughout Argentina at many institutions and left his impression on many of today's best known young composers.

Alejandro Cremaschi is a respected pianist, pedagogue, and specialist in Latin American piano music. He has completed degrees at University of Maryland Baltimore County; the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina; and the University of Minnesota, and is currently teaching piano pedagogy, applied piano, class piano, and keyboard harmony at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His thoughts about music, technology, and pedagogical techniques have been published in many journals and magazines and he has presented at a number of conferences around the world. Aside from teaching, Cremaschi has devoted much of his energy to studying, preserving, and sharing Argentine music.

Carl Fischer Music has been the leader in providing the highest quality educational music since 1872. Visit to order products or to find a retailer near you. For review copies of this publication, please contact Elizabeth Holub at (212) 777-0900, ext. 230 or send an e-mail to

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